Interdisciplinary Fine Arts

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

New video series takes a look inside the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program
Doesn't Exist Anymore

Doesn't Exist Anymore

Oil painting by Jonathan Chase '13 (Painting)
Anchor Down Night

Anchor Down Night

Mixed-media installation by Mason Owens BFA '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts)
Thief

Thief

Hand-colored etching by Claire James '13 (Printmaking)

Do you like the idea of expressing your creative ideas through different media and processes? Do you want to explore all that the fine arts have to offer while developing deep knowledge and skill in a specific discipline? If you’re interested in pursuing a career in contemporary studio practice, it’s time to look at the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program at the University of the Arts.

You’ll get broad exposure to painting/drawing, printmaking/book arts, sculpture, photography, film/video, animation and craft & material studies, with the flexibility to develop an individual studio practice focused on your passion. Your unique ideas will drive the work that you do – from traditional painting techniques to new technologies, three-dimensional formats to public performance, time-based media to graphic work. As an Interdisciplinary Fine Arts major, you’ll have access to all of the facilities, studio space and technologies of every fine arts discipline.

But you won’t spend all your time within University walls. Imagine creating a larger-than-life printmaking studio on Philadelphia’s Broad Street – literally on Broad Street – using giant wood blocks and a steamroller to make prints. Collaborate with other students in the program to tackle a public project, like one group of students who set up and taught art classes for the homeless, then curated, secured funding for and publicized the resulting exhibition. Other students have created large-scale community projects like art workshops in elementary schools, sculptures for public parks and community art festivals.

Frank Hartman '06 (Sculpture)

After UArts

Learn more about alumni like Frank Hartman BFA '06 (Sculpture) who have found success after graduating from UArts.

Facility by Dan Walsh '83 (Painting)

In the News

Alumnus Dan Walsh BFA '83 (Painting) selected for 2014 Whitney Biennial; his work will be on display during prestigious art survey March 7 – May 25, 2014, in NYC

Flowers by Lauren Cannella '14 (IFA)

Featured Student Work

Work by Lauren Cannella '14 (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) is featured in the Studio Spotlight (see link above). Other work by students, faculty and alumni in the program can be found at the bottom of this page.